The focus of the research on satellite formation flying has so far been on the coordinated satellite orbit control. A number of future satellite formations will however require the ability to achieve coordinated attitude control between multiple satellites. Such missions will mainly require two relative attitude control modes: attitude synchronization and target tracking. Examples of such satellite formations are those that emulate the functions of large space telescopes or space interferometers. In this paper, an optimal SDRE (state Dependent Riccati Equation) controller is proposed to coordinate the attitude synchronization ensuring that the relative orientations between the satellites are controlled whilst tracking a ground target.
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2013|
|Event||5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies |
- Hilton Munich City, Munich, Germany
Duration: 29 May 2013 → 31 May 2013
|Conference||5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies |
|Period||29/05/13 → 31/05/13|